That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched — this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. We write this to make our joy complete (1 John 1:1-4).

Over the years, many of us have looked for the visual resources to help our brothers and sisters in Christ better visualize the world of Jesus and the way our Savior lived and touched people. Our faith is rooted in the bedrock truth of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:1-7). The Renaissance masters who painted Jesus may have created great art, but they did a huge disservice to the historical times and reality of Jesus. Statuary has even gone further in distorting the physical reality of Jesus and his human family.

As we approach Resurrection Sunday and journey through Holy Week, many families, teachers, and friends are looking for images to go with the Scriptures they use to share Jesus' story with their children, families, and loved ones. We wanted to share what we consider three invaluable resources for you to use for graphic images as you tell the story of Jesus. Yes, we know many of you are tuned into The Chosen and grabbing as many of their devotional and Bible study resources as you can. That is a good resource to get a feel for the gritty reality of Jesus and his world. However, the resources we are offering you are easy to share in very personal ways. These are resources you can leave in the hands of those you love to be an ongoing blessing to them.

Let's remember that we pursue Jesus so we can become JESUShaped disciples and share Jesus' life, teachings, and love with the world (2 Corinthians 3:18).

Below, you will find images of Jesus' journey from the upper room to the resurrection from two online resources:

  1. Free Bible Images — We especially love the photos section, but there all sorts of images for Bible stories, both photos and illustrations at

  2. Video Bible — A friend of and works with has given us a sneak peak of the Passion related images that will be used in their Bible video.
  3. The Jesus Film Project offers great word for word Bible text to narrate each of the Gospels while gritty, real-to-life sets and actors present the story of Jesus visually. This is part of the CRU ministry and is a wonderful resource we have used for years based on the Lumo Project.

Below are several images that give you a sneak peek of a few of these image resources. Hopefully, they give you ideas of how effective and powerful they can be as well as get you thinking of ways you can use them for the good of the Kingdom. In addition, we hope you will explore what they offer and help them continue their ministries!

We pray you are blessed by simply going through these images and Scriptures to help you tell the story of Jesus' journey through the cross to the resurrection for us!

Jesus, along with those among whom he moved and ministered, were real flesh and blood people!

We are blessed to have a resurrected Savior. Let's close this post on resources by reminding ourselves of the greatest resource for life that has ever been present on our planet!

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith — of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire — may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls (1 Peter 1:3-9).